16 January 2021

Grant for Research on Queer Refugees

The GEST programme at the University of Iceland has been awarded a three-year research grant from the Icelandic Research Fund for the project Queer Refugees in Queer Utopias: Inclusions and Exclusions.
29 December 2020

GRÓ GEST 2020 - Year in Review

GRÓ GEST highlights of the year are now summarized in GRÓ GEST - Year in Review.
29 December 2020

#MeToo: Thinking Ahead - Online Symposium

An online symposium, “#MeToo: Thinking Ahead”, was held on the 3rd of December, 2020, to mark the launch of The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement. The Symposium was recorded live, and the recording may be viewed here.
23 December 2020

Season´s greetings!

2020 was an eventful year for the Land Restoration Training Programme. On the first day of January, we transitioned from the UNU to join the GRÓ International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, a new UNESCO category 2 centre located in Iceland. In the beginning of May, we welcomed a new Director to the Programme. The year 2020 turned out to be an extraordinary time for LRT, like for everyone else with the emergence of COVID-19, and the pandemic continued to impact all our activities from mid-March and throughout the year.
23 December 2020

Season's Greetings 2020

GRÓ Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GEST) sends its warmest holiday greetings and wishes for a happy new year!
18 December 2020

GEST Online Alumni Seminar - Gender Equality and COVID-19 in Context

Today, the GEST programme had the honor to host the first GEST Alumni Online Seminar, where six GEST alumni shared their research findings on the gendered impact of COVID-19 restrictions. The seminar was well attended by GEST alumni, representing the 11 years of the GEST programme, as well as GEST lecturers, supervisors and staff.